Sir Alex Ferguson has distanced Manchester United from suggestions they could ask Carlos Tevez to break his contract with Kia Joorabchian.
With Ferguson admitting after Wednesday's win at Wigan that negotiations were more complicated because United were having to deal with Joorabchian rather than a club to gain Tevez's registration, it was claimed the Old Trafford outfit may use European law to break the deal between the player and his trusted advisor.
"We could all break our contracts," said Ferguson. "I am not discussing anything like that. It is a bit far-fetched really."
While United feel Tevez wants to stay at Old Trafford, Joorabchian has suggested the 25-year-old is keen to leave in the summer, when his 'leasing' agreement ends.
Certainly the Â£22million remaining to be paid on a previously agreed fee may begin to look small alongside the cash Tevez and Joorabchian could pocket elsewhere, especially if Manchester City pursue an interest.
However, Ferguson is reverting to previous policy and letting discussions run their course without any further intervention.
"There was a meeting with (chief executive) David Gill on Wednesday, that is a clear fact," he said.
"They discussed the avenue under which Carlos could stay with Manchester United. End of story.
"I realise you (the media) speak to his agent but I do not wish to discuss the matter any further."
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